I just came back from Ireland, my Mother’s homeland…
Connecting with your PHYSICAL ROOTS can be a POWERFUL TOOL. By connecting to those physical places we can FEEL the person that we once were. I came to Ireland originally as a child of seven and my sister was eight. My mother came from Ireland in those dire days of the Great Depression . She was very lonely at first, and often homesick; she said many times, that if she had the return passage, she would’ve gone back.
When we came to Ireland in the early 50’s, my sister and I made lifelong friends. We again renewed our friendships in the mid-sixties when we spent many hours dancing to the music of the Beatles in the dance halls. I returned again in the eighties, when my children were six and eight. Those were fun days when my children met their relatives. We spent time fishing, exploring the beach areas, and playing in the fields. My children especially enjoyed playing in the haystacks with their cousins.
This past August my daughter was reacquainted with her cousins, and my granddaughters met a boatload of Irish relatives in Bundoran, County Donegal, and learned to surf. It was a great reunion, and we will all be sure to return.
Have a GREAT WEEK!
Last time we spoke about “Living Your Purpose,” and if you’re ready to be authentic about who you are.
Let’s start with: “What do you want other people to notice about you?”
Is it your kindness? Your resoluteness? Your listening abilities? What are the things that truly set you apart?
Allow yourself time to daydream about yourself. Give yourself permission to self-brag. Remember, taking yourself seriously means…
TAKING YOURSELF SERIOUSLY!
It means honestly listing the things that make you the unique being you are; and using that list to create the roadmap to your authentic self.